Difference between blender and juicer

Some of the common kitchen appliances that are a must in every kitchen are juicers and blenders. These are two different types of appliances that can be used for catering varied purposes. However, a large number of homeowners always post the question that whether they can purchase one of the appliances for catering dual purposes, or is there any significant difference between their performance as well as the end result.

Definition – a blender is an appliance that is useful in liquefying food and other items such as vegetables and fruits. It is operated electrically and items are chopped finely by use of sharp blades spinned at high speed. On the other hand, a juicer is an appliance that is basically used to extract juice from the fruits and vegetables that are fed into the machine.

Function – a blender is much more useful than a juicer as it can be used for varied purposes. Blenders can be used for making smoothies, blending ice for cocktails, making baby food, and even for mixing two or more items consistently. A blender can also be used for slicing and chopping purposes. On the other hand, a juicer can only be used for extracting juice from fruits and vegetables. Firstly, the fruits and vegetables are minutely chopped, and then the liquid is removed from its pulp.

End product – As the blender and juicer follow a different functioning process, the end product produced by them is also different. The blender does not separate anything that is fed into it such as peels or seeds. The skin, pith, flesh and seeds are all blended together and as a result, there is a significant presence of fibers. On the other hand, the end product of the juicer is clean juice without any pulp or fibers.

The fundamental operation of the juicer is to separate the fibers from the nutritional juice. The pulp and fibers are collected in a different chamber and sieved juice free from fiber trickles out of the spout provisioned on the body of the juicer. Remember that juicer is only functional for items that have high water content. So, if you wish to extract juice from items that are low in water content such as an avocado, tomato or banana, then a juicer will not be of any use to you.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on March 31st, 2011


One Response to “Difference between blender and juicer”

  • Mike says:

    Very interesting and informative article. The two appliances are similar but do have distinct differences. Although a blender is more useful then a juicer, the benefit of the juicer is no pulp in the juice.

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